The first few days of sobriety are always the most difficult. You find yourself struggling to get through the day without drinking, and you’re not sure if this is what life will be like from now on.
I know that’s how I felt when I stopped drinking alcohol, but it doesn’t have to be that way. There are ways to cope with cravings and stay sober for good; in my blog post today, I’ll share some of them with you!
Daily Reflections August 17
In many instances we shall find that though the harm done others has not been great, the emotional harm we have done ourselves has. TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 79
When I’m feeling guilty about something, the last thing that usually occurs to me is putting myself first. But let’s be real – if your conscience won’t leave you alone and keeps nagging at what seem like trivial matters in comparison with other issues of life or death importance for others
Then go ahead and put them on this list so when the time calls for an apology it can come easily without hesitation because all those feelings will just disappear into thin air during our conversation!
The following is a story of how I learned to make amends with people who had been harmed by my actions. It’s not always easy, but it can be very rewarding and healing for all involved.
If you’re feeling stuck in your recovery because the wrongs done to others keep coming back into your mind as if they were happening now, then put that person at the top of your “amends list” and work on making an apology.
You’ll find yourself relieved when you finally do take those steps towards peace and forgiveness!